Pulsed Laser Diode Drivers

Pulsed Laser Diode Drivers, Model 779AAMI offers a line of pulsed laser diode drivers for both high current and low current applications.  AMI’s high current high power driver Model 7701A is an OEM design for high power DPSS laser and illumination applications.  AMI’s high speed high peak power Model 766 is ideal for driving 14-pin butterfly packaged laser diode modules for use in pulsed fiber MOPA systems for materials processing, LIDAR systems for remote sensing, laser communication applications and rangefinding.

For laboratory and bench top applications AMI offers the Model 8800D laser diode controller.  This microprocessor controlled rack mount system provides pulsed output currents to drive laser diodes for pumping solid-state lasers. The internal microprocessor provides the flexibility and convenience of software control and the system status is presented on an easy-to-read LCD graphics display. The Model 8800D is an excellent prototyping tool that allows the laser developer operating flexibility to determine the best diode and drive for their end use.  Once the final requirements are defined, AMI can help specify and design an OEM driver tailored to your application that will be cost-competitive, have high reliability and a small footprint

The new 780 Series are efficient pulsed, CW and QCW OEM driver assemblies for operating single high power laser diodes.

The standard products below represent statements of capability.  Most of the drivers AMI sells for OEM production are customized to meet the requirements of the end use.  Please contact AMI today to discuss the specific requirements of your application.

Data Sheets (PDF Format) are available for models listed below.

ModelPeak CurrentMax Load
Input VoltagePulsewidthRisetimeMax Repetition Rate
7622.5A2.5V+5VDC20ns to CW10ns10MHz
7631.2A3.0V+5VDC10ns to CW6ns50MHz
7661.1A3.0V+5VDC150ps to 1.0ns100ps1MHz
7612A1.2A3.0V+5VDC6ns to CW6ns50MHz
779A120A140V-5V to -150VDC100µs to 1ms4µs ± 1µs1kHz
7701A300A280V25V to 300VDC100µs to 10ms10µs1kHz
8800D300A280V198 to 253VAC 1Ø, 50/60Hz100µs to 5ms10µs1kHz
78450A2.5V+5VDC600ns to CW300ns1kHz
78520A14V+12VDC10µs to CW400ns600kHz Modulation
78610.0A2.2V2.7 to 4.3VDC1ms to 10ms200µs10Hz
PLDD-50-SP50A350V+12 to +28 VDC
+250 to +350VDC

Pulsed Laser Diode Drivers for Military Applications

Pulsed Laser Diode Drivers, Model 773Highly efficient and robust pulsed laser diode drivers like our model Model 773 are offered for military application.   These products are low voltage DC input power converter/laser diode drivers designed to supply pulsed high current for laser diode-stack loads in hand held, missile, ground vehicle, ship and airborne applications.

ModelPeak CurrentMax Load
Input VoltagePulsewidthRisetimeRepetition Rate
781*5A2.0V3VDC2ms to 8ms500µs5% Max Duty Cycle
773*118A24V+5V to +12VDC100µs to 3ms25µs1W Max Average Power
774A*200A40V+19.6V to +32VDC50µs to 400µs45µs20Hz
PLDD-120-1-1*120A3V+5VDC<20µs to 300µs<10µs1Hz
PLDD-120-9-1*120A18V+5VDC<20µs to 300µs<10µs1Hz
PLDD-200-12-20*200A24V+16V to 28VDC<20µs to 300µs<10µs20Hz

*In the event the commodities marked above will be transferred to a “foreign person” as defined in 22 CFR 120.16, either outside or within the United States, a validated US State Department license is required.

AMI also offers Diode Drivers for the following applications:

Seed Laser Diode Drivers
CW Laser Diode Drivers
Laser Diode Controllers

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